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Microsoft’s Israel-based HoloLens team hit with layoffs

60 jobs have been cut from Microsoft’s HoloLens team in Isreal, the company has confirmed. Techcrunchreports 30 full-time staff and 30 contractors are out of the job this week based on the decision to "wind down work" on HoloLens in the country, and to switch development focus to a "different …

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Mino Monsters 2 earns $1.7m in launch month

Mino Games has another mobile hit on its hands with Mino Monsters’ sequel. Games Industry reports Mino Monsters 2 has brought in $1.7m in its first month out on the App Store and Google Play. "We see this early success is a validation of the unique approach we are taking …

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Saint Seiya: Soliders’ Soul PC port arrives on Steam

The PC port of Bandai Namco’s Playstation release Saint Seiya: Soldiers’ Soul has arrived on Steam. A Windows edition of the game – previously available exclusively through PS3 and PS4 platforms –launched on Valve’s digital distribution serviceahead of the holiday weekend. At $50, the PC version’s price tag splits the …

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III tops Black Friday in US – Infoscout

Infoscout has released its list of most popular Black Friday games in terms of revenue, with Call of Duty: Black Ops III coming out on top. Discounts on Walmart.com in particular gave the shooter a major boost, according to themarketing research firm. The news follows last month’sannouncement from Activisionthat retail …

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Steam Spy accuses devs of raising game prices ahead of Steam sale

Steam Spy has accused a number of developers of foul play ahead of the distributor’s latest major sale. Silicon Anglereports the Steam analytics website called out multiple studios for raising the prices of their products just before the PC platform’s Exploration Sale – thus allowing them to gain featuring while …

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Steam top ten sellers: November 22-28

Fallout 4 was able to hold off the rising tide of titles on special for Steam’s currently winding down Exploration Sale, taking the top spot on this week’s best sellers chart. Bethesda’s recent release finished at full price ahead of all of Steam’s discounted offerings, with Grand Theft Auto V …

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Steam Controller adds new feature to improve RPG, strategy play

A new Steam client update is now available in beta, bringing a new Steam Controller feature that aims to improve usability with strategy and RPG titles. Valve details the patch in a new Steam Community post, explaining the addition of the new ‘Mouse Region’ touchpad mode. The mode basically allows …

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The9 picks up Cross Fire sequel rights for $500m

Publisher The9 Limited has secured the licensing rights for the sequel of Tencent’s popular free-to-play FPS Cross Fire. The company states its joint venture with Oriental Shiny Star Limited has reached a deal with Cross Fire developer Smilegate, which grants exclusive publishing and operation rights in mainland China for a …

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Fallout Shelter continues festive content drops with Thanksgiving update

Bethesda has released another holiday-themed update for Fallout Shelter. The Thanksgiving update – which went live on the App Store and Google Play this past week – adds outfits inspired by the holiday, as well as associated food and decorations. The festive update is the second in as many months, …

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Digital game revenue up in October as FIFA 16 pitches in – Superdata

Nearly all digital game segments experienced a year-over-year rise in revenue last month, Superdata reports. The analysis firm revealed digital sales were up 7 per cent for October compared to the same period last year, adding that the stretch brought in the highest monthly revenue of the year to this …

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